Treating Drug Addiction: A Behavioral Approach
Provides an example of how drug therapies incorporate the results of research on several levels of behavior, and shows how patients learn to deal with environmental triggers for cravings.
Studying the Effects of Subliminal Stimulation on the Mind
Explores perception, the study of unconscious processes, and research methodologies. Provides a good example of the impact Freud has had on psychology and how it is possible to test some of his hypotheses in the laboratory.
The Mind of the Psychopath
Presents the definition of and specific behaviors related to psychopathy, and the ongoing research on this subject.
ITT MFL: Optionality: the consequences for Modern Languages study in key stage 4
This interactive seminar is offered in the light of the significant findings of the Language Trends (2006) survey carried out by CILT in partnership with ALL and ISMLA. The research investigated provision and take-up of Modern Languages at key stage 4 in schools in England.
Jonas Salk and Polio
In 1916, a polio epidemic wreaked havoc on the United States. Dr. Jonas Salk worked for more than 8 years to develop a vaccine against polio. His discovery reduced the number of polio cases by 90 percent. This video shows actual pictures and video footage of the polio epidemic while a narrator explains Salk's research and discoveries. Video runs 1:15 minutes.
Jonas Salk and the Polio Vaccine
The polio virus attacks certain types of nerve cells and for hundreds of years it killed and crippled - especially children. By 1952 Dr. Salk and his research team had developed a killed virus vaccine against polio. Learn how a nationwide mobilization led by Jonas Salk eradicated polio from American society in this short video clip. Run time 0:55.
Research into the role of CPD leadership in schools
This study was conducted by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), Northern Office. It was commissioned by the Training Development Agency for Schools (TDA) to investigate how continuing professional development for all staff is led in schools today, how it is supported and the barriers and challenges it poses for CPD leaders
Primary teachers' changing attitudes and cognition during a two-year science in-service programme an
This is a research digest from the DCSF Research Informed Practice Site (TRIPS). The research raises some useful questions about the effectiveness of continuing professional development (CPD) in primary science.
HIV and AIDS
Studying individuals with natural resistance to HIV has led to insights into the infection process and may produce new treatments or a vaccine. This session explores recent developments in the study of HIV and AIDS, the future global impact of the current infection levels, and the ethical issues surrounding current research and treatments.
Genetics of Development
Organisms as different as flies, fish, and humans share a set of genes, known as a genetic toolkit, which guides development. This session presents new perspectives on the remarkable similarity in these molecules and processes and the ethical questions involved in this research.
Cell Biology and Cancer
Cancers result when genes required for normal cell function are mutated and the resulting cells undergo other changes ultimately leading to uncontrolled division. This session reveals new information on normal cell function, proto-oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes and their role in the cell cycle, and current research in drug design for specific cancers.
Linda Hallenbeck, 5th Grade
Population data gathered from gravestones in the local cemetery helps students examine the processes of scientific inquiry. In this integrated science/social studies unit, students work in collaborative groups discussing and making decisions as they collect, sort, research, create and plan and investigation, and present information gathered to the whole class.
Evaluation of Skills for Work pilot courses: Final Report
This is a final report on the evaluation of Skills for Work Pilot courses in Scotland. The aim of the resource is to report on the findings from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research examining the piloting of Skills for Work (SfW) courses over two years. Skills for Work (SfW) courses were introduced via a two year pilot to help young people to develop skills and knowledge in a broad vocational area, core skills, an understanding of the workplace, positive attit
9 Patterns in nature and elsewhere
Patterns occur everywhere in art, nature, science and especially mathematics. Being able to recognise, describe and use these patterns is an important skill that helps you to tackle a wide variety of different problems. This unit explores some of these patterns ranging from ancient number patterns to the latest mathematical research.
Healthy School Meals and Educational Outcomes
This is a research report published by the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) that examines the impact of introducing healthy school meals on educational outcomes, as measured through Key Stage 2 test scores, within a single Local Authority. Claims are made that, following the implementation of the Jamie Oliver 'Feed Me Better' campaign in 2004, improvements were noted for test scores in English and science, and levels of authorised absence were reduced.
Customer Voice Research - Raising Standards
This resource is a brief report of a small scale qualitative research project commissioned by the Department of Children, Schools and Families into understanding the motivations and barriers for parents getting involved in helping to raise standards and increase the supply of good school places.
Dr. Nancy Wexler of the Hereditary Disease Foundation and Columbia University recounts her research on the demographics, symptoms, and genetic cause of this debilitating illness. The module also explores ethical and moral dimensions of DNA testing, which can determine who will develop the disease.
When this program was first filmed, Eleanor, age 51, was in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This module follows Eleanor’s physical and mental decline after the initial filming. Pathology in the brainstem and other regions in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients are shown to interfere with acetylcholine release, resulting in neuronal atrophy. The module discu
Undergraduate Computer Programs
Here is a group of Java programs which were designed to help undergraduate engineering students. These programs cover the basics of aerodynamics and propulsion. The icon at the top of each section will take you to a web page which contains a simulator or calculator for an aerodynamics problem. The web page assumes that you understand the problem and contains only the applet and a couple of hyperlinks to additional pages which describe the science and math behind each problem and some additional
John Humphrey speaks on China
John Humphrey, Research Fellow from the Institute of Development Studies speaks on China and what it's continued growth means for Africa and the rest of the world.